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Raleigh man charged with animal cruelty

Police charged David Lance Upchurch with cruelty to animals after a neighbor said he held the 5 pound dog to the ground and squeezed him between his breastbone and neck.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man is facing charges in the death of his neighbor's Chihuahua.

Police charged David Lance Upchurch with cruelty to animals after a neighbor said he held the 5-pound dog to the ground and squeezed him between his breastbone and neck. The incident happened last week.

Upchurch said he was defending himself and his dog against the Chihuahua.

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